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Lake Norman’s boys soccer team hit the I-Meck Conference’s midseason mark on a roll.

The Wildcats backed up back-to-back wins for the second time this season within the pivotal I-Meck ranks to head back into action residing among the top three teams in the circuit’s updated standings.

Doing so over the course of a recent three-night span that featured appearances both at home and on the road, respectively, Lake Norman followed up a 3-1 triumph over Vance by chalking up a 2-0 decision over Hopewell High that allowed the Wildcats to also become the second of the league’s entries to draw the first half of I-Meck play to a close.

Courtesy of doing so and keeping their season-long priorities solidly in place, the Wildcats improved to the 5-2 mark in all conference contests which carry the most clout in regards to automatic postseason positioning as part of an overall 5-7-2 slate they own heading back into regularly scheduled play.

On the road to draw the first half phase of I-Meck play to a closed against Hopewell, the Wildcats logged in with all the bout’s scoring over the course of second half play to prevail. The two teams were locked in a scoreless tie throughout the first half before the Wildcats doubled up their damage during the second 40 minutes of play.

With the verdict, Lake Norman successfully clocked in with its first home-and-home sweep of a season series against a countering I-Meck foe.

Earlier, and at home opposite Vance, the Wildcats shot in front with a pair of unanswered markers during the course of the first half that weighed heavy in allowing them to engage in a matching one-goal effort on behalf of both teams in the second half to fashion the final two-goal decision.

No additional individual information was available from either outing.

Lake Norman heads back into action and does so to kick off the second segment of league play when traveling to take on North Mecklenburg Monday night.

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